SEN Teaching Assistant

SEN Teaching Assistant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a SEN Teaching Assistant to join our team.


  • Listening to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one;
  • Delivering tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups;
  • Supporting the teacher in managing challenging pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour;
  • Supporting the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required;
  • Implement strategies and routine that will help move learning forward;
  • Assisting students in their work;
  • Supporting students in a classroom;
  • Feedback to the class teacher on the progress of the children;
  • Support children in their learning tasks;
  • Ensuring pupils have additional learning support in place;
  • Work in small groups or 1:1 with identified pupils;
  • Creating a positive learning environment;
  • Observations and report writing;
  • Monitoring every student’s development and creating plans to help with progress;
  • Providing one to one and group support for specific children with SEN.


  • Current DBS;
  • Experience using PECs is highly desirable;
  • At least 1 year experience of supporting a pupil with additional needs;
  • Previous SEN experience with KS1 or KS2;
  • Outstanding knowledge of Key Stage 2 curriculum;
  • SEN Autism;
  • Free for full-time work;
  • Strong behavioural management skills;
  • Immediately available;
  • Experience/knowledge working with young people with Special Educational Needs;
  • Ability to help create a fun and safe environment for all children;
  • Experience working in a specialist school such as a SEN school or Pupil referral unit. Support work roles such as care worker;
  • The ability to support basic literacy and numeracy (GCSE in Maths and English);
  • A knowledge of Autism and ADHD;
  • Experience working with pupils with Autism.